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EV charging points could be approved in Devon

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Teignbridge’s overview and scrutiny committee has recommended backing plans to install four electric car charging points, as part of the electric vehicles, infrastructure and ultra low emission vehicles policy.

The charging points will reportedly be installed in council car parks in or close to the council’s local air quality management.

The Mid-Devon Advertiser reports that if approved by the council the charging points would be installed in public car parks with a parking space being dedicated to each individual charging point. The proposed sites for charging points are: Cricketfield car park, Newton Abbot; Barton Road car park, Dawlish; Quay Road car park, Teignmouth and the car park at Forde House, Newton Abbot.

Councillor Jackie Hook said, “We haven’t decided on the all the details yet. We want to encourage people to switch to electric whilst making it fair to other motorists.”

According to The Mid-Devon Advertiser in a report presented to the overview and scrutiny committee, Devon County Council indicated its broad support for the scheme, describing the idea as a “great initiative.”

The report reportedly said: “Devon County Council are keen that all new public car parks including any new commercial public car parks have some sort of level of electric charging provision. The wider public engagement received a number of responses from town and parish councils. Those who responded were keen and in general want an acceleration of installation of electric vehicle charging point.”

 
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